Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Karman Morgan
Congratulations to Ms. Karman Morgan of New Century Technology High School, selected as this week’s Teacher Spotlight!Ms. Karman Morgan is a graduate of Auburn Science, where she studied Animal Science, and is currently working towards a Masters in Biology. She has been teaching Science for over ten years, and is also the Academic Teach Coach and Dungeons & Dragons Club Sponsor for New Century Technology High School. Ms. Morgan is also a devoted mother and is active in her Athens church and community.
"She's very enthusiastic about her subject," says New Century Technology High School Principal Sheila Roby, who adds that "she loves teaching students, and loves sharing that enthusiasm with her kids." Ms. Morgan was also the teacher of the year last year at NCTHS. Having been trained to teach the STEM program, Project Lead the Way, Ms. Morgan has had great success preparing students to be college and career ready. She says that she "really liked how everything was project based, and it followed a storyline." Ms. Morgan can often be found wearing a costume that fits the topic she is covering with her students that day. According to her, "when they walk in the door, it already shifts their brain from whatever class they came from." Aidan Pope, one of her students at New Century, says that he was "a little confused" when he saw her outfit the first day of class, but then quickly realized it was about the topic they were studying. He adds that she makes learning fun, and "always finds new ways to teach." Jasper Franklin, another of Ms. Morgan's students, says he likes "how energetic she is."
Ms. Morgan loves the moments when students successfully grasp the material, saying that "when they have those 'a-ha' moments, when I see those gears clicking and a little lightbulb flickers above their eyes -- I get goosebumps."